We told you last week that Sony Screen Gems’ long-troubled Patient Zero was to be dumped to DVD and Blu-ray this fall, specifically on October 23rd. Now, Variety is reporting that Vertical Entertainment has got involved and has set an August 14, 2018, digital and VOD release for the pandemic thriller starring Matt Smith(“Doctor Who,” Terminator Genisys), Academy Award nominee Stanley Tucci (The Hunger Games) and Natalie Dormer (“Game of Thrones”, The Forest).
The Stefan Ruzowitzky-directed film will also arrive in select theaters on September 14th, setting the stage for the Oct. home video release through Sony Home Entertainment.
This pandemic thriller, which also stars John Bradley (“Game of Thrones”) and Agyness Deyn (Clash of the Titans), sees humanity battling intelligent, adrenaline-fueled creatures born from a viral superstrain.
“An unprecedented global pandemic of a super strain of rabies has turned the majority of humankind into highly intelligent, streamlined killers known as ‘The Infected.’ One victim, Morgan (Matt Smith), who is asymptomatic and can communicate with the infected, leads the last survivors on a hunt for Patient Zero and a cure.”
“The great days of zombies are a little bit over. It’s time for something new,” said Ruzowitzky last year, adding that “the infected,” as they’re called, are “much sexier” than the undead. “They have a lot of energy, they’re fast, they’re good-looking. Not those walking vegetables.”